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15th Jun '16 5:07:11 AM NNinja
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* [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Jun Kazama]] is portrayed as a FriendToAllLivingThings, but that doesn't mean she wouldn't be out of place in the [[USefulNotes/UltimateFightingChampionship UFC]] at all, as a master of various forms of karate, judo, jujitsu, [[WrestlerInAllOfUs wrestling]] and MixedMartialArts.
12th Jun '16 5:46:45 PM creader
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tank_man Tank Man]] may not have accomplished his goal, but that photograph has yet to be matched in worldwide exposure of a single person's bravery amid insurmountable odds.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tank_man Tank Man]] may not have accomplished his goal, but that photograph has yet to be matched in worldwide exposure of a single person's bravery amid insurmountable odds. It is pictured above.



11th Jun '16 9:52:37 PM Doug86
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* Eliwood from ''FireEmblem'' can fight, but his greatest ''crowning moment of awesome'' is during a non-battle scene.

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* Eliwood from ''FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' can fight, but his greatest ''crowning moment of awesome'' is during a non-battle scene.
7th Jun '16 12:47:47 AM lavendermintrose
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* Yashiro Isana in ''Anime/{{K}}'' will use his powers to block attacks ([[ParasolOfPain with his parasol]]), but he [[NonActionGuy doesn't attack enemies]]. His plans and solutions to the problems in the story instead mostly involve him getting ''himself'' hurt, and taking the bad guys (or their phlebotinum) with him. It's a good thing he's [[spoiler: immortal.]]
6th Jun '16 11:19:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/KillBill'', Hattori Hanzo is the greatest swordsmith in the world, and apparently an authority on swordsmanship as well. At some point in time, he vowed to never make another object that could kill, and retired to run a restaurant. He later broke his vow, and made "The Bride" the sword she used to have her RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* In ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'', Atticus Finch is spat upon by Bob Ewell. Atticus looks the man in the eye as he wipes the spit off with a handkerchief, and it is apparent that the man is intimidated by Atticus's mere presence. Atticus leaves without laying a hand on the contemptible man, but it is clear who the stronger of the two is.
* Mirana, the White Queen in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland''. Her sister Iracebeth usurped her throne, stole her crown, and exiled her to a small corner of the realm while wreaking gleeful havoc upon the land and its residents. [[spoiler:When the time for vengeance was at hand, Mirana acknowledged that the appropriate punishment would be death; instead, however, she banished Iracebeth to the Outlands and forbade any of the citizenry to ever speak a word to her for the rest of her life -- and the way she did it, you ''knew'' she meant business. Because this was her first act as restored monarch, it managed to be a CrowningMomentOfAwesome and an AwesomeMomentOfCrowning all at once.]]

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* In ''Film/KillBill'', Hattori Hanzo is the greatest swordsmith in the world, and apparently an authority on swordsmanship as well. At some point in time, he vowed to never make another object that could kill, and retired to run a restaurant. He later broke his vow, and made "The Bride" the sword she used to have her RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* In ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'', Atticus Finch is spat upon by Bob Ewell. Atticus looks the man in the eye as he wipes the spit off with a handkerchief, and it is apparent that the man is intimidated by Atticus's mere presence. Atticus leaves without laying a hand on the contemptible man, but it is clear who the stronger of the two is.
* Mirana, the White Queen in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland''. Her sister Iracebeth usurped her throne, stole her crown, and exiled her to a small corner of the realm while wreaking gleeful havoc upon the land and its residents. [[spoiler:When the time for vengeance was at hand, Mirana acknowledged that the appropriate punishment would be death; instead, however, she banished Iracebeth to the Outlands and forbade any of the citizenry to ever speak a word to her for the rest of her life
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* Broken Sword and the calligraphy school he lives at in Zhang Yimou's ''{{Film/Hero}}.'' During a rain of arrows on the school by the Qin army the artists continue to write at their desks, even as many are killed in the assault. When Broken Sword's brush is destroyed by an arrow he snatches an arrow out of the air, breaks the tip and uses it as a brush. Finally, rather than allow the Qin emperor to be assassinated, the same one who ordered the destruction of his school, Broken Sword convinces the movies protagonist to spare him, realizing that the end to war only emperor can achieve is too important to prevent.
* Kevin Flynn in ''Film/TronLegacy'' has nearly god-like abilities in the Grid, but he cannot use them against Clu because Clu was a program based off Flynn himself, and as a sort of dark mirror image of Kevin, he grows stronger when Kevin tries to fight him directly. Instead, Kevin restricts his powers to more subtle and nonviolent, but no less potent, applications, like healing damaged programs, reprogramming them to be helpful, or stopping a crashing elevator by overriding the physics it is based on. In one particularly memorable scene, he showcases his powers by winning a losing battle [[AwesomenessIsAForce simply by showing up]].
* In ''Theatre/InheritTheWind'', Henry Drummond, a secularist attorney played by Creator/SpencerTracy, is an aging man who takes a lot heat from everybody, but he never loses his cool demeanor and instead turns words into weapons to defend his cause with a respectworthy dignity. All in the middle of a hostile town where death threats are matter-of-factly sung.


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* In ''Film/KillBill'', Hattori Hanzo is the greatest swordsmith in the world, and apparently an authority on swordsmanship as well. At some point in time, he vowed to never make another object that could kill, and retired to run a restaurant. He later broke his vow, and made "The Bride" the sword she used to have her RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* In ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'', Atticus Finch is spat upon by Bob Ewell. Atticus looks the man in the eye as he wipes the spit off with a handkerchief, and it is apparent that the man is intimidated by Atticus's mere presence. Atticus leaves without laying a hand on the contemptible man, but it is clear who the stronger of the two is.
* Mirana, the White Queen in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland''. Her sister Iracebeth usurped her throne, stole her crown, and exiled her to a small corner of the realm while wreaking gleeful havoc upon the land and its residents. [[spoiler:When the time for vengeance was at hand, Mirana acknowledged that the appropriate punishment would be death; instead, however, she banished Iracebeth to the Outlands and forbade any of the citizenry to ever speak a word to her for the rest of her life -- and the way she did it, you ''knew'' she meant business. Because this was her first act as restored monarch, it managed to be a CrowningMomentOfAwesome and an AwesomeMomentOfCrowning all at once.]]
* Broken Sword and the calligraphy school he lives at in Zhang Yimou's ''{{Film/Hero}}.'' During a rain of arrows on the school by the Qin army the artists continue to write at their desks, even as many are killed in the assault. When Broken Sword's brush is destroyed by an arrow he snatches an arrow out of the air, breaks the tip and uses it as a brush. Finally, rather than allow the Qin emperor to be assassinated, the same one who ordered the destruction of his school, Broken Sword convinces the movies protagonist to spare him, realizing that the end to war only emperor can achieve is too important to prevent.
* Kevin Flynn in ''Film/TronLegacy'' has nearly god-like abilities in the Grid, but he cannot use them against Clu because Clu was a program based off Flynn himself, and as a sort of dark mirror image of Kevin, he grows stronger when Kevin tries to fight him directly. Instead, Kevin restricts his powers to more subtle and nonviolent, but no less potent, applications, like healing damaged programs, reprogramming them to be helpful, or stopping a crashing elevator by overriding the physics it is based on. In one particularly memorable scene, he showcases his powers by winning a losing battle [[AwesomenessIsAForce simply by showing up]].
* In ''Theatre/InheritTheWind'', Henry Drummond, a secularist attorney played by Creator/SpencerTracy, is an aging man who takes a lot heat from everybody, but he never loses his cool demeanor and instead turns words into weapons to defend his cause with a respectworthy dignity. All in the middle of a hostile town where death threats are matter-of-factly sung.
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6th Jun '16 11:17:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* The major characters of the ''{{Foundation}}'' Series. All of whom used their [[GambitIndex intellect]] [[TheEmpath (some used mental powers in adittion)]] to overcome difficulties in their plans. Additional information would be spoiler.

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* The major characters of the ''{{Foundation}}'' ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' Series. All of whom used their [[GambitIndex intellect]] [[TheEmpath (some used mental powers in adittion)]] to overcome difficulties in their plans. Additional information would be spoiler.
5th Jun '16 11:32:57 AM Winner1
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* Harry Mason from SilentHillShatteredMemories never kills, attacks or otherwise injures the enemies chasing him. That doesn't stop him from being an unstoppable {{Determinator}} when it comes to finding his daughter.

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* Harry Mason from SilentHillShatteredMemories ''SilentHillShatteredMemories'' never kills, attacks or otherwise injures the enemies chasing him. That doesn't stop him from being an unstoppable {{Determinator}} when it comes to finding his daughter.daughter.
* Murphy Pendleton from ''SilentHillDownpour'' can be portrayed as one if the player chooses to do a PacifistRun through the game. This involves walking straight into the monster-infested town of Silent Hill and coming out completely innocent due to not murdering a single monster encountered. Doing so successfully will result in an achievement/trophy.


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* Max Caulfield from ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'' is a time-traveling BadassAdorable teenage girl trying to solve a murder-mystery in her town. However, not once does ''she'' personally draw blood while out on her adventure. Her powers involve [[TimeMaster controlling time around her]] and learning from her experiences in order to outsmart her enemies. The only way she solves most of her problems is either by altering time or [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath genuinely talking things out with others]].
12th May '16 4:25:14 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** The RockOpera ''Music/DeadWinterDead'' features an old man who plays cello in a bombed out town square in defiance of the TheYugoslavWars raging around him. This old man is based on Vedran Smailovic, who did play the cello during the siege of Sarajevo and fortunately didn't die in the process like his fictional counterpart.

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** The RockOpera ''Music/DeadWinterDead'' features an old man who plays cello in a bombed out town square in defiance of the TheYugoslavWars UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars raging around him. This old man is based on Vedran Smailovic, who did play the cello during the siege of Sarajevo and fortunately didn't die in the process like his fictional counterpart.
15th Apr '16 1:07:37 PM Godzillawolf
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* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', Mother Deer, the Mother Goddess of the Deer, is this trope. She never fights herself, despite being quite strong, and dislikes even leading a military period but is ''very'' capable of talking people down and leading her people. In fact, under her command the Deer are much better off and a leader in biotechnology.

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* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', Mother Deer, the Mother Goddess of the Deer, is this trope. She never fights herself, despite being quite strong, and dislikes even leading a military period but is ''very'' capable of talking people down and leading her people. In fact, under her command the Deer are much better off and a leader in biotechnology. [[spoiler:Turns out she's also the Tree of Harmony incarnate.]]
2nd Apr '16 9:13:30 AM erazor0707
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* Marcellus Ardsen of ''Fanfic/SoulEaterTroubledSouls''. Marcellus does not participate in combat, and is implied to be bad at it anyway. Nonetheless, while never delivers a single blow in battle, Marcellus makes up for it through sheer guts, intelligence of two different kinds, levelheadedness, and a very strong moral compass. He's a good weapon partner and coach to Tsuji and, after his CharacterDevelopment, he's pretty cutting verbally. In one notable instance, Marcellus throws himself in front of his sick mother and takes the front bumper of a car to his back.
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